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3.4 Experiencing multiple sclerosis: a case illustration

The idea of a body–world interconnection and distinction between objective and subjective body is explored further in the following extract, drawn from some phenomenological research Linda Finlay conducted on one person's (Ann's) lived bodily experience of having MS (Finlay, 2003). In the extract, the focus is on the process by which Finlay came to analyse what Ann's body feels like subjectively. Her story – obtained via an in-depth interview (see Box below) – emphasises the way her sen
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3.3 A body–world interconnection

Our consciousness of our bodies remains fundamentally tied up with our everyday embodied activities and relationships. The body thus represents both our particular view of the world as well as our Being-in-the-world (Heidegger, 1962 [1927]). Martin Heidegger (2001) draws a distinction between corporeal things and the body, questioning whether the sense of embodied selfhood that we all possess needs to coincide with the limits of a corporeal body. The corporeal thing stops
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2.6.1 Try some yourself

1 Place the following masses in order, with the lightest first:

  2125 mg   1.9 g   0.02 kg

Answer

To compare these masses, convert them all to the s
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Sharon Buursma, a 1965 alumna of MSU's College of Nursing, thanks her Spartan education for opening doors to leadership opportunities in her career. To Buursma-whose mother, father, and brother all attended Michigan State-being a Spartan is about a high academic reputation and creating a Spartan legacy. "It's my time to give back, and I'm really enjoying leaving a legacy her for others to follow." Spartans--alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Have your own Spartan Saga to share? Go to htt
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1.6.6 Professional bodies and societies

Consider joining a learned society or professional organisation. They can be very useful for conference bulletins as well as in-house publications, often included in the subscription. Don't forget to ask about student rates. Try looking for the websites of learned societies associated with your subject area (e.g. The Royal Society, the Author(s): The Open University

"Think First, Then Buy"

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10.4 Summary

By biological evolution we mean that many of the organisms that inhabit the Earth today are different from those that inhabited it in the past.

Natural selection is one of several processes that can bring about evolution, although it can also promote stability rather than change. It follows that natural selection is not the same thing as evolution.

The four propositions underlying Darwin's theory of evolution through natural selection are: (1) more individuals are produced than ca
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This is the fifth and final unit in the series on mathematical modelling. In this unit we revisit the model developed in the first unit of this series on pollution in the Great Lakes of North America. Here we evaluate and revise the original model by comparing its predictions against data from the lakes before finally reflecting on the techniques used.

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Gucci capitalism to co-operative capitalism
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